As MTV’s annual VMAs approach, I thought it could be fun to do a little post about this year’s host, Miley Cyrus. Some of you may have heard of her… Hannah Montana? Twerking? Freaky tongue-posing? No? OK then…
Over the course of her 10-year career, Miley has grown up in front of our eyes, from sweet and innocent Disney child star to rebellious, ‘vegan nudist’ pop sensation. Right now, she appears to be on the cusp of releasing new music, so she’s been popping up more and more on our screens and in the press. To kick off this new era, she’s going to be hosting the VMAs, in what’s sure to be a make or break moment for her.
Though some people aren’t very confident in her ability to pull off a gig like this, I’m rooting for her, and believe she has what it takes. It all comes down to these 5 things:
She Doesn’t Care What You Think
You could be singing her praises for days on end, or you can be using up all your 140 twitter characters to hurl abuse at her, I genuinely believe that it doesn’t phase her. Which can be a good thing for this show! If she’s not afraid to fall flat or take risks, then hopefully she can be more experimental and try something different.
She Isn’t Afraid To Be Shady
Just 3 days before the VMAs, she’s already made some remarks about her peers that are ruffling a few feathers. When asked about Nicki Minaj and her beef with both MTV and Taylor Swift about Anaconda’s Video of the Year snub, she was very candid and even called out Nicki Minaj, saying she’s ‘not very polite’. But don’t worry, if you think this means she is Team Taylor, think again! In another interview she had already branded T-Swizzle’s Bad Blood video too ‘violent’, as well as criticizing her views on streaming services. Miley is one shady lady!
She’s VMA Royalty
In 2013, Miley cemented herself in the VMAs Hall of Fame with THAT performance. After Britney’s numerous iconic performances (including that one trainwreck in ’07), Miley’s foam finger, creepy onesie and wandering tongue make up one of the most memorable moments in the award show’s history. It kept people talking for days, weeks and possibly months. Buzz like that is hard not only to achieve, but to maintain, and she did it all while looking like a bit of an idiot!
She’s Just Like You
I know, you probably don’t have millions in the bank and you aren’t Hannah Montana! What I mean by that is that she reminds me of myself when I was ‘coming of age’. I wanted to dress differently or try different things and be a little crazy and spontaneous. I didn’t take it to the extremes that she did, but it’s definitely endearing to see this extraordinary person go through something so normal. If she’s anything like me, in a few years she will look back at old pictures/videos and want to die of embarrassment. But she’s alright with it now, which leads me to my last point…
She’s Just Being Miley
She’s experimenting. She’s acting like a fool. She’s dressing like a fool. But she’s just being Miley. In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, when asked what her dad thought of her being naked all the time, she said he’d rather she be naked and a good person, rather than fully clothed and a bitch. And I have to agree. Sometimes she can be a bit much, but for the most part she is still that southern girl with funny charm and a lovable personality. I don’t necessarily like her when she’s ‘turnt up’, but I can’t argue that it’s not entertaining!
Whether you want to see her fail, or you worship the ground she walks on, make sure you tune in to the MTV VMAs on Sunday night (in the US) and Monday night (in the UK) to see just how much of a hot mess Miley Cyrus can be!